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Mardi Himal Trek

Destination: Nepal

Region: Annapurna

Trip Facts

Duration
10
Difficulty
Country
Nepal
Activity
Max-Altitude
4500 M
Accomodation
4
Best Season
Meals
10

Overview

Every time a new trekking location is mentioned among the myriad others that lead into and out of the breathtaking Annapurna range, a slew of inquiries follow. What distinguishes this place from other travel destinations? The Mardi Himal walk, to start with, is unquestionably one of the best short treks and includes everything a perfect trek should have. Off-the-beaten-path destinations, lively hamlets, charming, peaceful footpaths, and the Himalayas in abundance. This expedition will take you south of the magnificent Annapurna I, across the foothills of the Annapurna Range (8,091m).The Gurung people live in this little-traveled region, and their culture and distinctive way of life reflect this sense of authenticity and exploration. The Mardi Himal Base Camp, one of the most sought-after locations for Himalayan views, is the perfect place to take in the breathtaking splendor of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Ranges.

Our journey across the Himalayas starts with a pleasant drive to the charming city of Pokhara. This beautiful city, which is referred to as the entrance to Annapurna, draws travelers from all over the world during any time of year. Before moving on, we will tour the World Peace Pagoda and Fewa Lake. The following day, we travel through the verdant woodlands to reach Kande. Our journey officially starts as we proceed for Forest Camp on our first night of travel. The trek ascends through gorgeous rivers and spectacular waterfalls to reach the Mardi High Camp, passing the Low Camp along the way. The journey is through lush green forests decorated with rhododendron blossoming in colours of red, white, and pink.We trek to the Upper viewpoint in the morning, where we can see the Dhaulagiri (8,167m), Hiunchuli (6,441m), Machhapuchhre (6,993m), Mardi Himal (6,687m), Annapurna South (7,219m), and many more Himalayan peaks. Before concluding our adventure back at Pokhara, we descend into Siding and take some time to take in the Himalayan splendor. The journey is over once you board a flight that returns you to Kathmandu.

Here at Access The Aisa Treks share your passion for travel and are always up for a quick adventure, especially if it takes place in the Annapurna Region. You may enjoy this incredible experience worry-free thanks to itineraries designed with each individual in mind and knowledgeable guides. You get the best of both worlds since we offer the best bargains at reasonable prices.

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

  • Taking pleasure in the breathtaking natural splendor of the Annapurna Region
  • Traveling via picturesque hamlets and off-the-beaten-path routes
  • Arriving at the Mardi Himal base camp and taking in the Himalayas’ scenery.
  • Learning about the Gurung people’s culture and traditions

Itinerary

Day 1

Once you land at Tribhuvan International Airport, our office employees will greet you and bring you directly to your hotel. You will be introduced to other staff members and your tour guides after freshening up from the day’s travel. After we finish our briefing session and go over the day schedule and the overall plan, the day is officially over. At that point, you are free to leave and spend the rest of the nice evening in the nearby area. Spend the night in Kathmandu.

Day 2

The first day of the tour is today, and we start out by traveling over to Pokhara. The ride continues via the serpentine twists of the Prithvi Highway, passing through the gorgeous hills that surround Kathmandu as we leave the city. The route follows the Trishuli River toward the west, passing through a number of cities until arriving at the breathtaking Pokhara valley. Visit the World peace pagoda and Fewa Lake while you are in Pokhara. Stay the night in Pokhara.

Day 3

The first leg of our excursion is a drive to the trailhead in Kande. The trip is enjoyable since it gives us our first glimpse of the region’s breathtaking splendor, the Annapurna Region. We start our ascent after arriving in Kande by going through the verdant green forests to the Australian Camp. This is the Annapurna Range’s beautiful vista that receives the most visitors. We take a break at the camp to take in the breathtaking Himalayan vistas. The trail leads through the Deurali to the forest camp after passing the breathtaking rhododendron forests. Spend the night in Forest Camp.

Day 4

We begin our steady ascent through the verdant green woodlands decorated with pine and rhododendron trees from the forest camp. The trail was only recently opened, thus huge stretches of it are frequently deserted. The gorgeous slopes on the horizon give way to expose the breathtaking vistas of Mt. Machhapuchhre (6,693m) and Mardi Himal as the trail progressively ascends to low camp (5,587m). When we get at low camp, we have two options: we may relax after a long day of trekking, or we can hike up to Badal Danda for better Himalayan views. Sleep in a low camp.

Day 5

We leave Low Camp and start climbing to the Badal Danda viewpoint for breathtaking views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Ranges. The trail leaves behind the tree lines past the hamlet of Badal Danda, choosing instead to travel through the Himalayan wilderness and alpine plants. We arrive at the High Camp, which is at an elevation of 3,550m, as the ever-present Himalayas on the horizon draw nearer to us. The clearing is home to three teahouses and offers breathtaking Himalayan vistas. Spend the night in High Camp.

Day 6

Today is one of the more taxing and difficult days of the journey as we make our way to the Mardi Himal Base Camp, also known as the Upper View Point, which is located at a height of 4,500m. The route is more difficult than usual and includes steep ascents and descents. The journey ascends the rugged Himalayan path till it crests at Mardi Himal Base Camp, from which we continue hiking for an additional two hours to reach the highest viewpoint. The views from the viewpoint are as mesmerizing as we claim they are, featuring an unforgettable Himalayan panorama that includes Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167m), Mt. Hiunchuli (6,441m), Mt. Machhapuchhre (6,993m), Mardi Himal (6,687m), and Annapurna South (7,219m), along with several other peaks of the Annapurna Range.

Day 7

We will begin our trek down the slopes starting today. After leaving High camp, the track makes its way back to Low camp. From there, we depart from the traditional Mardi journey and begin a downward run into Siding. One of the original Gurung villages, the area sees very few visitors, making it an excellent option to stay for anyone looking for a day off—even from the sporadic throngs at Mardi Himal. Spend the night in Siding.

Day 8

Our trek’s final day takes us back to Pokhara. As it passes through the last portions of the breathtaking Annapurna region, the trip is straightforward. Because the two cities are connected by roads, you can also decide to drive back to Pokhara, which takes around three hours and gives you more time to see the magnificent city. As soon as we arrive in Pokhara, we head straight for the hotel, which marks the end of our trek activities. Once more, you are free to leave the area and enjoy the breathtaking lakeside views.

Day 9

We start our day early and bid farewell to the Annapurna region as we leave the beautiful city of Pokhara. We return around the familiar bends of the Prithvi Highway on our way to the capital city, traveling alongside the beautiful Trishuli River. When we arrive in Kathmandu, we head straight to the hotel, where a romantic farewell meal is waiting for us. Spend the night in Kathmandu.

Day 10

Just in time for your trip back home, our staff will drop you off at Tribhuvan International Airport once more. We sincerely hope you enjoyed your time with us and we hope to see you soon.

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What's Included

  • Transportation includes both grounded and aerial transportation including domestic airport transfers
  • Four nights’ accommodation with breakfast in a luxurious hotel in Kathmandu
  • Welcome and Farewell Dinner
  • Kathmandu city tour, including all entry fees, tour guide, and private transportation
  • Full board meals breakfast, lunch, and dinner with tea/coffee during the trek
  • Best available twin sharing lodge for accommodation
  • Snacks of seasonal fruits during the trek (optional)
  • Sightseeing tours in the areas covered by the trek.
  • One highly experienced, helpful, and friendly guide and an assistant guide. Porters (1 porter for two people) and their insurance, food, accommodation, salary, and equipment.
  • Sleeping Bag, Down jacket and Duffle bag for porters
  • First aid medical kit
  • TIMS Fee- Trekkers’ Information Management System
  • All government taxes and office service charge

What's Excluded

  • Meals not specified in the inclusions
  • Hot shower and extra hot water
  • Personal equipment
  • Cold drinks and sweets like cholate bar and other snacks
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips for staffs
  • Battery charging above 3820m
  • No extra expenses from the company if there is an emergency or bad weather

Equipments

What to Bring?

One of the most beautiful and difficult trekking locations in the world is the Annapurna Region To ensure your safety, comfort, and pleasure during your trek, the appropriate gear is crucial. When trekking in the Annapurna Region you should bring the following items, among others:

  1. Trekking boots: To safeguard your feet and stop injuries on the difficult landscape, you need sturdy trekking boots with an ankle support.
  2. Backpack: A sturdy, roomy backpack that is comfortable to wear and has space for all of your necessities, such as water, snacks, a camera, and additional clothing.
  3. Clothing: In the Everest region, layers are essential for keeping warm and cozy. Bring thermal undergarments, a fleece or down jacket, a shell that is waterproof, and trekking trousers. Bring a scarf, hat, and mittens as well for the cold conditions.
  4. Sleeping bag: A quality sleeping bag that is designated for temperatures below zero is necessary for keeping warm and comfortable at night.
  5. Trekking poles: When walking on rocky, steep ground, trekking poles offer support and help minimize the impact on your knees and ankles.
  6. Headlamp: For early morning starts, late-night hikes, and navigating through dark lodges and paths, a light is a necessity.
  7. Sunglasses: UV-protected, high-quality sunglasses are crucial for shielding your eyes from the glare of the snow and intense mountain sunshine.
  8. Water container and purification tablets: To ensure that you have access to pure drinking water throughout your trek, bring a reusable water bottle and water purification tablets.
  9. First aid box: In case of emergencies, having a simple first aid kit with bandages, antiseptic cream, pain relievers, and altitude sickness medication is crucial. The trekking leader also has the first aid kit for your safety.

Access the Asia Treks offers its customers a thorough packing list, equipment rental choices, and guidance on the best supplies for their trekking requirements. In order to complete their trek to the Mardi himal trek securely and comfortably, we want to make sure that our clients have all the required supplies.

ADVISORY

  • Non-bio degradable materials are not allowed to dispose in the trekking route randomly.
  • Proper follow of the guidance provided by the leader/guide of the trek.
  • Alcoholic beverages and other intoxicating substances are highly discouraged.
  • There might be the chances of bad weather so be prepared for the inconvenience caused by the unpredictable weather.
  • Try to be mentally and physically prepared before this trek with few short hikes before this trek is highly recommended.

 

IMPORTANT THINGS REQUIRED

  • Passport
  • Few passport size photos for TIMS and other official documents
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Snow goggles
  • Personal handbag and luggage
  • Snacks and sweets like chocolate bar (if required)
  • Some personal items and sunscreen/sun cream
  • Water bottle and hat

 

PRELIMINARY AND KEY NOTES

  • Greeting ‘Namaste’ (your palms held together) is the most respectful and attractive way to greet somebody and is practiced profoundly.
  • Accessibility of internet and phone calls can be made efficient using the mobile SIM Card provided by the company itself or you can buy easily in the local market. All you need is one passport sized photo and a photocopy of your physical passport in either case.
  • There are lots of major cultural heritage sites in Kathmandu along with the ancient monasteries and sculptures. Photos are not taken unless you have asked for the permission.
  • The nightlife in Kathmandu is mostly safe and concentrated in Thamel area, one of the busiest destinations for foreigners to hang out with varied options of bars, restaurants and other places to choose from. Somehow, other areas including small towns are closed before 10pm.
  • Nepalese people are friendly, truly kind and incredibly welcoming as there is a phrase in Nepali culture ‘Guests equal Gods’. Out of the blue moon, there are several chances of being cheated. Saying this, you are somehow prone to possible travel scams. Keep yourself and your belongings safe, if you are travelling solo. It is highly recommended to have one experienced guide, taking safety into consideration.

FAQ

The Mardi Himal Trek is a popular choice for hikers looking for a less crowded and off-the-beaten-path Annapurna adventure. The Annapurna range, including Machhapuchhre (Fishtail) and Mardi Himal, is seen from here. The trail passes through a variety of scenery, including lush forests, rhododendron groves, and high alpine meadows. It delivers a shorter yet satisfying trekking experience, lasting 6 to 9 days. The Mardi Himal Trek is a superb opportunity to see the beauty of the Himalayas in a more private environment, thanks to the calm surroundings, tranquility, and unique cultural exchanges with Gurung communities.

The optimum seasons to go on the Mardi Himal Trek are spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November). These months have the best weather and trail conditions for trekking in the area. The weather is nice in the spring, with clear skies and blossoming rhododendron woods giving vibrant hues to the environment. Autumn delivers clear skies, good visibility, and mild temperatures, allowing for breathtaking vistas of the neighboring peaks. With warm daytime temperatures and chilly nights, both seasons offer a pleasant trekking experience. Winter (December to February) can be very cold with significant snowfall, and the monsoon season (June to August) brings frequent rain showers, making them less suitable for the Mardi Himal Trek.

Yes, there are customizing possibilities for the Mardi Himal Trek. Access the Asia Treks provides flexible itineraries that can be adjusted to your own choices and needs. You can discuss the duration, certain places or areas you wish to see, and the amount of difficulty you are comfortable with our experts. Adjusting the amount of days, adding side visits to neighboring locations, inserting rest days for acclimatization, or having cultural activities along the road are all options for customization. You can construct a personalized Mardi Himal Trek that suits your interests and demands by conveying your preferences and collaborating with Access the Asia Treks.

The chance to suffer from altitude sickness during the Annapurna Short Trek is low. The highest point reached on this walk is normally around 3,210 meters (10,531 feet) at Poon Hill, which is not considered a dangerously high height. Individual sensitivity to altitude sickness varies, therefore it’s critical to be aware of the symptoms and take the required precautions. It is best to ascend gently, stay hydrated, and listen to your body. If altitude sickness symptoms such as headaches or dizziness emerge, it is best to descend to a lower altitude and rest until the symptoms pass. In terms of altitude sickness, the Annapurna Short walk is considered a rather safe walk. To ensure a safe and happy trekking experience, be prepared, keep a sensible pace, and pay attention to your body’s signals.

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